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202 101 Tropical Atlantic Observing System (TAOS) Review Report

The Tropical Atlantic Observing System (TAOS) review was proposed by the CLIVAR Atlantic Region Panel (ARP) and has been organized by the CLIVAR ARP in close cooperation with the PIRATA consortium. The review is intended to evaluate scientific progress since the last review and recommend actions to advance sustained observing efforts in the tropical Atlantic.

The structure of the report is organized with an executive summary that introduces the main societal drivers and provides a summary of the recommendations and where in the report these are more thoroughly discussed. The core text of the report then proceeds in the following order: (1) a concise review of TAOS societal, scientific and operational drivers; (2) a summary of the current TAOS observing network; (3) recommendations on the evolution of the TAOS; (4) information on the actual TAOS data flow and products and recommendations for their evolution; and (5) recommendations on the future governance of the TAOS. More detailed information on the scientific and operational drivers are provided in the Appendices as well as a rationalization of all observing requirements in terms of Essential Ocean and Climate Variables.

Saturday, May 8, 2021 PDF icon TAOS Review Report_final_13May2021.pdf
ARP telecon notes (31 Mar 2021) Wednesday, March 31, 2021 PDF icon ARP telecon notes_Mar2021.pdf
ARP telecon notes (29 Oct 2020) Thursday, October 29, 2020 PDF icon ARP telecon notes_Mapping to WCRP_29Oct2020.pdf
ARP telecon notes (23 Oct 2020) Friday, October 23, 2020 PDF icon ARP Telecon Notes_23Oct2020.pdf
ARP telecon notes (8 Jun 2020) Monday, June 8, 2020 PDF icon ARP telecon notes_Jun2020.pdf
ARP telecon notes (19 Mar 2020) Thursday, March 19, 2020 PDF icon ARP Telecon Notes_Mar2020.pdf
ARP telecon notes (11 Oct 2019) Friday, October 11, 2019 PDF icon ARP Telecon Notes_Oct2019.pdf
ARP telecon notes (21 June 2019) Friday, June 21, 2019 PDF icon ARP telecon notes_Jun2019.pdf
32 018 1st Tropical Atlantic Observing System Review Workshop Report Saturday, September 29, 2018 PDF icon 1st TAOS Review Workshop Report_final.pdf
Climate and Ocean – Variability, Predictability and Change Science Plan and Implementation Strategy Tuesday, July 3, 2018 PDF icon CLIVAR Science Plan_Final.pdf